Go to Target's REDcard homepage and look for the "apply for REDcard" menu option. You must be 18 years old and have a United States or Canadian address. Have your social security number, email address, driver's license, or other personal identification information available. You will need it to complete the application that times out after 15 minutes of inactivity. You will get updates on the status through your email address.
Any Target can take REDcard applications at the Customer Service counter. You will need to bring standard identification. To find a Target near you, enter your zip code or city and state in the store locator feature on the Target REDcard main webpage.
Apply by Mail
You can pick up an application to mail in at any Target store or print the PDF application from the Target REDcard main webpage. Fill in about half a page of information like your name and contact details, driver's license and annual income. The return address is listed on the application. If you do complete the application, you consent to receive autodialed and prerecorded messages from Target and its affiliates on your mobile phone.
The Debit Alternative
You might be interested in a Target debit card instead of the credit card. Just like the Target credit card, the debit card only works at Target stores and target.com. There is no annual fee and you can withdraw up to $40 in-store at checkout. You can apply for one on Target's website or by mail. To qualify, you must be 16 years or older, have a U.S. or Canadian address and a U.S. based checking account.